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In 2018, Markus graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University with a first class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science. During his undergraduate studies, he developed an interest in research and sport biomechanics. His dissertation focused on neck posture during the conventional deadlift exercise and its effect on muscle activation and kinematics. Markus is now employed by Canterbury Christ Church University as a Research Assistant and is undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies part time.
Research and knowledge exchange
Markus is conducting research for an EU (Interreg) project called MOTION (Mechanised Orthosis for Children with Neurological Disorders). The aim of the project is to improve the quality of life of children with neurological disorders through advancements in development, validation and adoption of bionic rehabilitation technology. Markus’ research will focus on the effectiveness of robotic exoskeletons for improving gait in children with cerebral palsy